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JDA Software Group, Inc. Arthur Enterprise Suite

Published: 15 May 2001

ID: G0090583

Analyst(s): Mary H. Ainsworth, Rochelle Shaw


JDA's Arthur Enterprise Suite--one part of the JDA family of retail-specific products--helps retailers improve the timing of their orders and allocations through better planning. Arthur's planning capabilities are targeted specifically to the retail market; the suite includes applications for planning, assortment planning, allocation, and performance analysis. JDA is a global provider of integrated retail software products and professional services for more than 1,000 retail and 2,500 manufacturing clients worldwide. Arthur Enterprise Suite is a client/server-based solution that supports full life cycle strategic merchandise management, from planning through merchandising and delivery. The suite provides the power to enable companies to optimize their inventories, plan with actual data, and adjust plans on a real-time basis to meet the industry's complex and changing needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
  • Analysis
    • Arthur Planning
    • Arthur Assortment Planning
    • Arthur Allocation
    • Arthur Performance Analysis
    • Arthur Information Manager (AIM)
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • Focus on Planning
    • Member of a Larger JDA Retail Family
    • Support for AES
    • Modular Construction
    • Flexibility
    • Use of Actual Performance Data
    • Features and Functions Standard Within Modules
  • Limitations
    • Lack of Demand Planning and Forecasting
    • Lack of 32-Bit Applications
    • Lack of E-Business Focus
    • Integrating Acquisitions
    • Oracle Database Platform
  • Insight

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